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Old 07-18-2012, 03:47 AM   #201
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if only i was this smart lol. This is simply amazing. Not only is all the hardware amazing but the fact your are programming it all and making it look so clean.



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Old 07-19-2012, 03:40 AM   #202
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if only i was this smart lol. This is simply amazing. Not only is all the hardware amazing but the fact your are programming it all and making it look so clean.
Thanks! You say smart, SWMBO says insane...

I've been working on wiring up the control pannel after painting it black. The PC MB, PC PSU, Motor PSU, and Motor controllers are ready. The control board needs some relays and some additional wiring for the temp sensors, serial ports, and front panel. The ball valves will wait a bit until I am brewing again.





Hopefully this weekend I can start building back up the front panel and begin wiring all the switches, buttons, and indicators. Everything is going to be a tight fit but it should work out.


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Old 07-19-2012, 06:55 PM   #203
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Are you by chance an electrical/software/hardware engineer as well as master brewer haha?
Love this thread, i check it daily to see the progress.

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Old 07-19-2012, 08:27 PM   #204
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Are you by chance an electrical/software/hardware engineer as well as master brewer haha?
Love this thread, i check it daily to see the progress.
EE/Systems Engineer. Master brewer on the other hand? I guess only time will tell.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:13 AM   #205
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This is one of my favorite WIP threads, thanks for sharing.

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Old 07-23-2012, 02:45 AM   #206
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The wiring keeps coming along. I would estimate that the control panel wiring is about 60-70% complete. Once all the wires are routed I will be unplugging most of the items so they can be tested one at a time. I have a feeling if I just flipped the switch it might let out some magic white smoke.

Inside of the door, just the switches/dials remain:

Testing the LCD keys and switches will be time consuming.

Inside of the cabinet, sensor/valve wiring remains:


Whole setup, the door closes cleanly with no interferences:


A bit of loosely organized chaos going on inside this thing!

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It's alive!

Turned the control computer on for the first time after assembling the enclosure. The best part was that it didn't burst into flames. Quite the proud moment for the brewery development.

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Absolutely fantastic. Keep it coming!

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very cool. what size control panel are you using?

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very cool. what size control panel are you using?
500mm x 500mm x 200mm (~ 20in x 20in x 8 in). There is a bit of wiggle room but it is pretty tight when the door is closed, I would not have been able to fit everything in without the detailed 3D models I made beforehand.

Working on the LCD keys tonight, hope to have something up and running soon.


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